Tennessee producers to plant less burley tobacco, soybeans in 2018

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Tennessee producers to plant less burley tobacco, soybeans in 2018

Released: March 29, 2018

Tennessee producers to plant less burley tobacco, soybeans in 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the Prospective Plantings report today, showing Tennessee farmers intend to set less burley tobacco and plant fewer soybean acres, but increase cotton acreage in 2018.

“Prospective plantings gives us the first indication of producers’ plans for row crop acreages,” said Debra  Kenerson, Tennessee State Statistician. “In addition to farmers intending to set 2,500 fewer acres of burley tobacco and 90,000 fewer soybean acres, this release indicates that growers intend to plant 5,000 more acres of cotton this season, an increase from the 345,000 planted in 2017.” Continue reading at MarchPP18_TN.

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